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Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:47 am
by rambling robin (deleted)
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The front high level position lights on my '04 540 have both developed terminal rot of the bottom bulb contacts.

It does not seem possible to source direct replacements - original is Hella 7R0131417 80 mm high whereas new ones are all 90 mm

Fitting the 90 mm ones will require drilling the van - not entirely sure what's behind there so just wondering if anyone has done this and any advice or info please?


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RE: Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:58 am
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

I cannot see a problem as I would expect the fitting is attached to the skin of the van and not any internal framework. All I would be worried about is the wiring and getting some gunge into the old and new screw holes.
Do the new lights have a weep hole at the bottom?

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RE: Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:00 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

Quote: rambling robin wrote in post #1
It does not seem possible to source direct replacements - original is Hella 7R0131417 80 mm high whereas new ones are all 90 mm
Anything is possible.

All you have to do is hope that the right person reads this thread.

And that person is me!

I've got a pair of these.

Do you want them?

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RE: Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:06 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

I was going to suggest contacting you, Pete, as didn't you replace your lights with more modern-looking alternatives some years ago?

I seem to remember them looking very smart.


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RE: Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:15 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #4
I was going to suggest contacting you, Pete, as didn't you replace your lights with more modern-looking alternatives some years ago?

I seem to remember them looking very smart.
You're a nice person, you are. A nice person and no mistake.

And you're quite right, as is occasionally the case.

I was going to suggest that Robin might look up the Jokon versions that I put on instead of the standard Hellas (they were a straight replacement) when I remembered that I'd kept the old ones.

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RE: Replacement of front high level positional lights - query

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:26 pm
by rambling robin (deleted)
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Thanks very much - PM sent.


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